Top Court to Set up IP Court by Year End

Top Court to Set up IP Court by Year End


The Supreme People’s Court is coordinating with related departments, trying to set up an intellectual property court by the end of 2018. The Standing Committee of the 13th National People’s Congress on October 26 adopted a resolution during its bimonthly session to mandate the Supreme People’s Court to handle cases related to intellectual property rights, which require more expertise. The move is to provide judicial service and guarantee to build the country into a world power in IP, science and technology, according to the resolution. The resolution stipulates that parties that do not agree to the first civil or administrative rulings of IP cases can appeal to the Supreme People’s Court. The resolution comes into effect on January 1, 2019. The Supreme People’s Court will report the implementation result to the NPC Standing Committee three years later.


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It is lucky for Chen Jun to began his career in the IP industry 14 years ago when the first group of IP managers for businesses appeared on the stage in China and he has been in the industry.

It was this “Whampoa Military Academy” for IP that educated China’s first batch of corporate IP management personnel. Many of these engineers left Foxconn in the years since.